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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by grdra1, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. grdra1
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    Yep BigMo original chassis was pretty ordinary but should be ok now and up to the task of a mild SBC. A few pics of my new air cleaners installed today. I still plan to make adapters to raise carbys approx 1/2 to 1 inch. Glen P1011009.JPG P1011008.JPG
     
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  2. grdra1
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    Trial mounted exhaust today, I was pleasantly surprised with how the system fitted prior to the rear end. All I will need to fabricate is from mufflers back. Check out pics, Glen P1011012.JPG P1011017.JPG P1011019.JPG P1011030.JPG P1011025.JPG P1011027.JPG P1011028.JPG P1011021.JPG
     
  3. grdra1
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    I took car for 1st engineer inspection recently, all work done so far is ok so now its full steam ahead with aust street rod guidelines in hand to complete this ride. Stay tuned. Glen
     
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    Nearly finished exhaust, just need to mount hangers, also been working heaps lately and purchased some new wheels - plan to run whitewalls on new rims, then I will have two sets of wheels / tyres to play with. Glen P1011031.JPG P1011032.JPG P1011034.JPG P1011035.JPG P1011039.JPG P1011043.JPG P1011042.JPG P1011044.JPG P1011040.JPG P1011041.JPG
     
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  5. grdra1
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    Exhaust finished for now, can now fabricate boot / trunk sheet metal including fuel tank, stay tuned. Glen P1011046.JPG P1011052.JPG P1011055.JPG
     
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    I'm loving the rocker cover idea!! Looks great.
     
  7. grdra1
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    Been working on boot area lately, so far so good. Glen P1011061.JPG P1011064.JPG P1011066.JPG P1011070.JPG P1011073.JPG P1011077.JPG P1011078.JPG P1011079.JPG P1011080.JPG
     
  8. loudbang
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    Are those BOOT prints on your new boot floor :rolleyes:

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  9. catdad49
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    Yep, he put the "boots" to it!
     
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  10. OLSKOOL57
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    Skills for sure! Nice work!
     
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  11. grdra1
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    Ok guys, there from my runners, not my boots, Anyway a few pics of todays progress. I purchased some 3 mm alloy sheet to fabricate fuel tank, my bender unable to fold so I will have to weld together. Glen P1011082.JPG P1011083.JPG P1011084.JPG P1011086.JPG P1011081.JPG
     
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    Still working on fuel tank, practicing my alloy welding at present, but today I modified my taillights to accept 62 chev lenses. Also purchased my new whitewall tyres, now just need to have them fitted to rims. Glen P1011092.JPG P1011098.JPG P1011096.JPG P1011095.JPG
     
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    Put new wheels / tyres on today, I like it, now I have two sets of wheels to change the look of car. Also been working on fuel tank, a few pics. Glen P1011099.JPG P1011101.JPG P1011104.JPG P1011116.JPG P1011117.JPG
     
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    Worked on tank today, getting there slowly. Glen P1011119.JPG P1011122.JPG P1011122.JPG P1011125.JPG P1011127.JPG P1011129.JPG P1011130.JPG P1011131.JPG
     
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    Baffles welded in today, made provision for sender unit, just need to clean up inside tank before closing for good. Glen P1011133.JPG
     
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    Tank nearly finished, my new drilled axle arrived today, check out pics. Glen P1011134.JPG P1011137.JPG P1011135.JPG P1011139.JPG P1011144.JPG P1011149.JPG P1011147.JPG P1011152.JPG
     
  17. grdra1
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    Tank finished, had to change outlet section for better clearance around diff center, just needs testing and sanding /polishing. Next step is to mount filters, pumps and lines - I will be using 2 x carter electric pumps, one for the nitrous kit I plan to install later on. There will be 2 supply and 2 return lines, stay tuned. Glen P1011158.JPG P1011160.JPG P1011163.JPG P1011165.JPG P1011167.JPG P1011170.JPG P1011171.JPG
     
  18. mohead1
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    Good work....how far back did you do the channel work on the body. I would like to see some details on that. I have all original Henry stock floor and sills in my Coupe. Dont really want to cut them up but thought i could do this, 4 inch channel, and not totally hack the original floor too bad
     
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  19. grdra1
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    Sorry BigMo cannot help you, my coupe was already channeled when I brought it, whole floor has been cut out and replaced with box tube by original builder - a few pics. Glen P1010917.JPG P1011057.JPG P4080380.JPG
     
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  20. Blue One
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    Interesting build up. I can't say I like the fake 409 valve covers. Reminds me of the fake blowers with carbs hidden inside and the fake quick change rear ends etc.

    Another one that comes to mind is Rocket valve covers on a SBC to try to make someone think you have a cool vintage engine. Or Y block valve covers on a SBF.

    Fake is fake and is never cool.
     
  21. grdra1
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    I scored the 409 covers cheap and thought why not - I enjoy making stuff, it gives me another look for the car. I plan to run different grilles / wheels / exhaust at times to change things up a bit. I think if fake is done tastefully it can be cool but thats just me. Anyway a few pics of recent progress, started playing around with pump and filter mounts / placement, also mounted brake booster and modified brake pedal, check out pics. Glen P1011175.JPG P1011177.JPG P1011178.JPG P1011179.JPG P1011184.JPG P1011181.JPG P1011185.JPG P1011187.JPG P1011188.JPG
     
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  22. grdra1
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    Mounted proportional valve and started making brake lines, also had front brake lines ( braided ) made by local brake guy. A few pics. Glen P1011194.JPG P1011196.JPG P1011197.JPG P1011194.JPG P1011196.JPG P1011197.JPG
     
  23. grdra1
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    Mounted front disc brake lines and started fabricating rear brake lines, also had to remount exhaust as to close to chassis rails. Glen P1011199.JPG P1011200.JPG P1011202.JPG P1011203.JPG P1011204.JPG P1011205.JPG P1011206.JPG P1011207.JPG
     
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    Finished brake lines for now, brought a cool flare tool - perfect flares every time. I will do some firewall mods tomorrow - I plan to make recess a little deeper, fill LHD coloum hole and move RHD coloum hole a little, pics to follow. Glen P1011224.JPG P1011210.JPG P1011213.JPG P1011214.JPG P1011226.JPG P1011227.JPG P1011228.JPG P1011222.JPG
     
  25. grdra1
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    A few pics of todays progress, cut firewall, plan is to move steering coloum a little for more brake pedal clearance and install coloum break away mount required for engineer report, also needed more clearance for 409 rocker covers on left and right side. Removed all wiring and will install a new 12 circuit kit as well as new gauges, I have an awesome easy to follow auto wiring book as my guide. I will fabricate a new dash panel as well and probably mount battery under dash on some sort of adjustable mount - not sure of design yet. Glen P1011242.JPG P1011244.JPG P1011248.JPG P1011247.JPG P1011236.JPG P1011245.JPG P1011246.JPG
     
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  26. grdra1
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    Fabricated new dash today, unsure of final layout and type of switches to use but happy with result so far, check out pics. Glen P1011249.JPG P1011254.JPG P1011256.JPG P1011251.JPG P1011250.JPG P1011257.JPG P1011258.JPG P1011261.JPG P1011262.JPG
     
  27. loudbang
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    I like them without the surrounds. :)
     
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  28. grdra1
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    I like both formats but I feel without the surrounds the gauges are to far apart, Im unsure at present which way to go, I may paint surrounds the same colour as the dash. I will wait until I have the switches and then decide, I could always make another dash panel and have two - it would only take another day. Glen
     
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  29. grdra1
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    A few pics of today's progress, mounted breakaway on coloum, pics show billet mount that came with breakaway but I decided to use the old conrod that was previously on car, also braced my mobile hoist as for the last 35 years it was hard to push around by myself (had a mind of its own), now its awesome. Glen P1011285.JPG P1011286.JPG P1011289.JPG P1011291.JPG P1011292.JPG P1011294.JPG P1011296.JPG P1011297.JPG
     
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  30. AmishMike
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    Great build, love the fuel tank, any idea how many gallons it will hold?
     
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